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Camping Checklist to Avoid Mosquitoes

Spending time in the great outdoors can be a fun family activity. Unfortunately, you’re entering bug territory and mosquitoes can put a damper on your trip. Thankfully, there are things you can do to avoid this pesky pest. Check out a few things to bring with you to keep mosquitoes away on your next camping trip

Camping Checklist to Avoid Mosquitoes

Proper Clothing

Pink shoes

Packing the right outfit can help you avoid a mosquito bite. Long sleeves and pants are your best option. You don’t want to leave skin exposed. Choose a lightweight option in summer. Wear shoes and socks that cover your feet and ankles. You should also pay attention to the color of your clothes. Dark colors are more likely to attract mosquitoes than light colors. 

Scent-Free Hygiene Products

Bars of soap

Mosquitoes are attracted to strong fragrances. While scented soaps and body washes are great on a normal day, you don’t want to bring them with you when you go camping. Throw in scent-free hygiene products to avoid attracting mosquitoes. Before heading out, wash your clothes with a scent-free detergent.

Natural Insect Repellent

Natural Insect Repellent

One of the best things to bring with you is your favorite bug spray. Our Natural Insect Repellent protects against mosquitoes, ticks, and flies. Its active ingredients are natural plant oils, providing you with an effective and family-friendly option. It can be reapplied every two hours or as needed for best results. 

Mosquito Net

Mosquito net

Another helpful item to pack is a mosquito net. These screens can be placed around tents to help keep bugs out. Some tents have built-in mesh screens already. You can also bring a screen house to set up at your campsite. These create a protected area where you can enjoy nature without worrying about mosquitoes.



When deciding what food to bring with you, consider adding herbs to the list. Some herbs, like sage and thyme, naturally repel pests. Herbs can be used when grilling for added flavor and to help deter mosquitoes. You can also throw them into your campfire. The smoke from the fire helps to repel mosquitoes and the herbs will make it more effective. Just make sure campfires are allowed at your campsite.


Water bottles

Drinking water can help to deter mosquito activity. Mosquitoes are attracted to sweat. Staying hydrated can help to reduce perspiration. Plus, you don’t have to worry about being dehydrated. Make sure to keep water with you throughout your trip.

Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your camping trip. Pack these things before heading out on your next adventure. If mosquitoes are bugging you, we have your back! Check out our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective™ Pest Control products for a more environmentally and family-friendly solution.

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